jbequinephot294.gif (6448 bytes)

  Post Office Box 67
  Fulham Gardens SA

  Phone: 0412 208 011

Willow Grove Stud Open Day

1 August 2010

Willow Grove Stud introduced their new stallion Mint Lane who stands alongside Mugharreb at the Woodside property at the open day held on 1 August 2010.

Mugharreb (Gone West-Marling) was imported in 2005 as the winner of the Listed Hopeful Stakes  and stakesplaced in the Duke of York Stakes and National Day Cup (in Dubai).  From two crops racing Mugharreb is the sire of 65 named foals for 36 starters and 16 winners including Blueharrebm Lipsting, Oakbank Rise and the highly promising Singapore galloper Catch Me Now.

Mint Lane is by Maria's Mon who in a short stud career sired 490 winners including 50 stakeswinners that included American Oaks winner Wait a While, Kentucky Derby winners Monarchos & Super Saver plus Group 1 winners See How She Runs, Latent Heat, etc  He is from the Mr Prospector line mare Sister Girl who produced 8 foals to race for 8 winners including the Group 1 placegetter Sister Girl Blues.  Mint Lane started only twice as a 2yo for a 3rd in a Maiden over 6 furlongs before being put away for his 3yo campaign.  As a 3yo he broke his maiden by nearly 7 lengths over 8 1/4 furlongs before going on to win an Allowance over 8f by 8 1/2 lengths after leading all the way.  He was then only just run down by Casino Drive in the Peter Pan Stakes before winning the Listed Postponed Hcp over 8f (1600m) by nearly 6 lengths with another performance of front running speed.  Stepped up to the Gr 2 Dwyer Stakes he was taken on early by Ready's Image (to stand in the Hunter Valley this year) but had the strength to come away again at the finish to win by nearly 3 lengths.

At his next start the Gr 2 Jim Dandy Stakes, which was to be his final lead up to the Gr 1 Travers Stk,  Mint Lane ran valiantly for second but suffered a serious injury to his hind fetlock joint which put an end to his 3yo campaign and the first part of the following year.  Returning as a 4yo the following year his unplaced efforts showed the injury had taken its toll and he was retired in November 2009 but as it was too late for the US breeding season he was subsequently sold to Willow Grove Stud.  He arrived at Willow Grove Stud only 10 days before the stallion parade and impressed those who came to see him parade despite the freezing cold and rainy conditions.      


Photo sizes listed at the link below.

Photo Pricing

Please email for ordering details to barnesphotography@bigpond.com

Barnes Photography Online Store
Purchase gifts and products featuring images by Jenny Barnes Photography
If you would like your horse's image on one or more of the products please contact Jenny Barnes (note photo must have been taken by Jenny Barnes due to copyright)
(Please note all prices on this site are in US dollars - all items are produced and distributed by Cafepress)

Barnes Photography Home Page  |  About Jenny Barnes | Racing Photos from the Past
Equestrian Stories Index  | Racing Stories Index | Pet Photography | Racing Research Services
Champion Racehorse Profiles Photo Pricing and Services | Links Page

Purchase Champion Photos online (click here)